Grooming Services at London Cat Clinic
Cats come to see us for many of their grooming needs, including:
- nail trims
- having mats clipped out
- good thorough brush outs, getting out a lot of the undercoat
- belly clips for those cats that have longer hair and don't allow their parents to brush their bellies
- full "Lion Trims"
The Lion Trim
We clip the entire torso very short (but not right to the skin like you're used to for surgical clips), leaving peach fuzz which grows back in over the next few months. Sort of like a Crew Cut for cats!
- we don't clip the head or the neck "mane" (although some people like the mane a little smaller)
- we leave the legs from the elbows and ankles down fully haired
- we leave the lovely full tail
We see both regular patients as well as "grooming-only" patients.
For those cats that are easy to groom, one of our Veterinary Technicians will meet with you to discuss your grooming needs on admittance to our clinic and give you a tentative pick up time, but we usually call you once done to see if you want to come in early to get your kitty. The entire procedure is done by our Technicians and sometimes an assistant. The Doctor does not need to see your cat and there is no associatated examination.
For those cats which don't like to be groomed (usually why they come to see us rather than go to a groomer), we recommend having Dr. Rosenberg examine your cat on admittance and we schedule an appointment time for this. The appropriate level of sedation or possibly anesthetic will be recommended and you can discuss this with Dr. Rosenberg at that time. If you currently have a clinic that you see regularly but they don't do cat grooming, we work with that clinic to obtain some basic medical history. Ideally, contact them first and have them send us any applicable history. If, however, you end up leaving your cat assuming he will be coopertive but we can't manage to do the groom, we will call you and Dr. Rosenberg will examine your cat before any sedatives or anesthetics are given. Ideally, if you think this may be the case, it is easier to meet with Dr. Rosenberg on admittance to discuss the options in person.
Ultimately, you know your cat best and we have come to learn that usually pet parents know how their kitties will behave.
If your cat is a senior pet (over 10 years old) or has pre-existing disease and will likely need some form of sedation, it is best to schedule an appointment with Dr. Rosenberg in advance of the grooming appointment as pre-screening tests may need to be done first.
We recommend that your cat has had basic "indoor" vaccinations within the previous 3 years - please call to enquire what is required. This is for your cat's protection.
If you have any questions or want to schedule a grooming appointment, please give us a call